Sunday, January 16, 2011

A New Adventure ( take two)

We made it to Oklahoma City. We will fly out tomorrow morning. The reality of our situation is finally
sinking in. After the I initial shock of getting our referral so quickly wore off I have been
less emotional, but I broke down this week. I picked out the book, "A Mother for Choco"
to read to my class. I thought it would be the best way to explain my week-long
absence. I had to wait until Friday to read the book because so many of my students
have been out with the flu. As I was reading about what Choco thought a mother would
do I started to cry. Of course I immediately had a captive audience. Adults don't cry very
often, so they were all trying to figure out what was wrong. I had to explain that the story
made me sad. It was that moment when I knew this was real. We are really going to meet
a little boy who, more likely than not, is our son! I am so ready for the biggest adventure
of our lives.


  1. Hi Denise! I sent you an email last night, but I'm thinking you already left town! I'm so excited to hear about your trip--let the blessings come!

  2. oh my gosh! Very familiar story on my end! When I was saying good-bye to my students right before my 3rd trip over to pick up our son, I started crying! My poor students thought it was because I was saying good-bye to them and going to miss them...NO- it was at THAT moment that it hit me...we're going to get our son! Embarrassing (I also had parents in that afternoon for an event), but what a memory. ;)